Beginning around 10:25 pm Wednesday evening, April 14, numerous reports were received of a bright object falling from the sky somewhere in Central Illinois. However, as close as the object appeared, the object was much further away than it appeared.
The reports have described an event very similar to what a meteorite scenario might look like. The exact location any possible impact has been very difficult to discern, or whether or not the object in question has even reached the ground.
Meteorites (meteors that reach the earth's surface) do not 'burn' all the way to the earth's surface. At some point, usually between 48,000-63,000 feet, the meteoroid remnants will decelerate to the point that the heating process stops, and visible light is no longer generated.